Netflix has released the first look of Chadwick Boseman’s final screen performance in Ma Rey’s Black Bottom.
The play, directed by Viola Davis, is based on blues singer Maa Raini and plays Bossman as a member of the Maa band Levi, whose ambitions are well-received during a recording session that traces the trauma and black experience of 1920 in Chicago.
Director George C. Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in the new film ‘Ma Rainy Black Bottom’ based on August Wilson’s award-winning play from Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington. @ Meraenifilm premieres December 18th. Pic.twitter.com/ErhrQAW4nUSeptember 30, 2020
Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43 in Ose Gust and filmed his scenes for Maa Raini Black Bottom in 2019, can be seen in three of the four images.
There was some speculation that Boseman recorded the voice for the Marvel’s If If series, which will premiere next year on Disney Plus. For now, it seems to be his last acting credential for a career that takes him to every job from T’Challa to James Brown and Jackie Robinson. He also appeared in Netflix’s Da5 Bloods earlier this year.
Recently, Disney unveiled a Blade Panther-themed mural for Chadwick Bozman, and author Ta-Nehishi Coates has paid tribute to his friend and fellow college student in the pages of Marvel’s comics.
Ma Rei’s Black Bottom is set to air on Netflix from December 18 – and if you want to read more on Chadwick Bozman, here’s our tribute to the actor who brought everything to the screen. On evidence of an early sneak peek at Maa Rei’s Black Bottom, it’s a pattern that will continue ahead of her final bow.